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Welcome to Hollybush Conservation Centre

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Grow Your Tenner for Hollybush!

We are currently taking part in Localgiving's Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign. This means that, from 10am on 14th October, through our Localgiving page, any donation you make will be matched with up to £10!

If you donate £5, it becomes £10. If you donate £10, it becomes £20. And if you sign up for £10 a month, it's doubled for the first six months - that's £120! If just eight people did this we'd have £1000, which would be an enormous support to the work that we do.

£10 can providebus fares, tea and coffee to fuel our volunteers

£20 will get usvital tools and PPE for a conservation volunteer

£45 could buy50 mixed native hedgerow trees, allowing nature to thrive

Active After Working Life

Are you over 55, from Bramley or Armley Wards and free on Thursday mornings?

Active After Working Life leaflet

Hollybush Conservation Centre is now hosting sessions from 10.30am - 12noon. Come and be inspired in the grounds of Hollybush, join in gardening, basic woodwork and much much more in a social, relaxed environment.

If you would like more information please contact Katie on 0113 2399922 or email k.parkes@tcv.org.uk.

Volunteering at Hollybush

Now recruiting for Volunteer Officers!

Hollybush Conservation Centre is home to The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds.

You can volunteer with Hollybush every day of the week if you like. There is always something going on, whether its going out with one of our practical teams (Tuesday to Friday every week) to do some hands-on conservation work, supporting our students on the gardening course or helping around the gardens at Hollybush.

This week's tasks:

Tuesday  14th

1. Armley Common Rights Trust need volunteers to help with vegetation clearance on one of 6 parks they run in Armley.

2. St Phillips Primary School (Middleton). Join the start of the construction of a large raised bed area.

Wednesday 15th  

1. Westerton Primary (Tingley). Join the team to help set in some Sleeper benches and mushroom seats. 

2. Continuation of the raised bed at St Phillips, plus starting the second crazy paving area.

Thursday 16th   

1. Work continues at Westerton Primary school, tasks involve access improvements and creation of a minibeast area. 

2. St Phillips Primary School involves the continuation of the second crazy paving area as well as finishing the large raised bed area.

Friday 17th   

1. Join us on the final day of Westerton Primary school where we will be laying woodchip and adding finishing touches to complete the project.

See you soon!

How to find us

We undertake a wide range of conservation activities and provide lots of opportunities for volunteers. Hollybush has a unique atmosphere. Our work standards are high but we have a relaxed and sociable approach which makes this a great place to be. Why not join us and discover it for yourself?

Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess to find out how you can get involved today.

What's in it for you?

  • Personal development
  • A stepping stone to a career in the environment sector
  • Learn practical skills
  • Gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management
  • Receiving formal training through our training programmes

More information about volunteering

Hollybush Newsletter

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